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Tuesday 20 October 2020

New York, USA
New York Times: As the coronavirus continued to surge in many parts of the United States, officials and experts offered starkly different outlooks Sunday about what was to come and when the situation might improve. Meanwhile the statistics are headed the wrong way: more than 70,450 new coronavirus cases were reported in the United States on Friday, the highest figure since July 24, and more than 900 new deaths were recorded. Case counts are rising in 41 of the 50 states, with much of the worst news in the Great Lakes region.
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Tuesday 20 October 2020

Vallejo-California, USA
New York Times: As oceans warm, algae blooms have become more widespread, creating toxins that get ingested by sardines and anchovies, which in turn get ingested by sea lions, causing damage to the brain that results in epilepsy. Sea otters also face risk when they consume toxin-laden shellfish. Early this month, Cronutt a 7-year-old Pacific sea lion underwent groundbreaking brain surgery aimed at reversing the epilepsy. By Matt Richtel.
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Monday 19 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is no Commonwealth Vocational University registered in the Kingdom of Tonga, education accreditation authorities in Nuku'alofa confirmed today. They were responding to claims that a Tongan registered entity, the so-called Commonwealth Vocational University, had appointed a Ugandan politician and businessman as its “Resident Director in Charge of Uganda.”
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Monday 19 October 2020

Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s landslide victory two days ago was consolidated by the successful election of many members of her parliament, including Tongan-born MP Jenny Salesa. By Finau Fonua.
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Monday 19 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New classrooms for two Tupou High School campuses at Vaololoa and Tapunisiliva in Tatakamotonga were commissioned by Princess Pilolevu Tuita, on October 16.
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Monday 19 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 32-year-old Faleloa man died on Sunday, October 18 following a road crash in Pangai, Ha’apai.
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Monday 19 October 2020

Suva, Fiji
The Oceania Rugby Women’s World Cup Repêchage Qualifier between Samoa and Tonga will be hosted by New Zealand Rugby at the Trusts Arena in Waitakere Auckland, on 14 November 2020, Oceania Rugby confirmed today.
Monday 19 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus Agreement will come into force on 13 December after the Cook Islands became the eighth signatory state to ratify it to be able to come into effect.
Monday 19 October 2020

London, United Kingdom
Musical Tongans are urged to apply to join in a Commonwealth Musical collaboration “for healing the human spirit during CoVid-19”. By combining the voices of 54 musicians from 54 member countries in a powerful virtual performance, the music video aims to showcase every Commonwealth member nation. “We need a musician to represent Tonga on this project, and we haven't had any applications yet!” Léonie Adams, artistic director of the The Dionysus Ensemble told Matangi Tonga this morning.
Saturday 17 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After 145 years of Rule of Law, the Tongan Parliament with majority votes of 18-0 on Thursday 15 October passed a bill to amend the Tongan Constitution by adding on a Clause 89A to allow undefined Tongan “tradition” to be used in decisions by courts and tribunals, without applying rules of evidence. There was no public consultation. The amendment goes to the King before it can be Gazetted. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
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Saturday 17 October 2020

Stockholm, Sweden
The announcement of this year’s Nobel Prize laureates should remind us of the many contributions basic science has made to contemporary life. With COVID-19 ravaging much of humanity, and the world anxiously awaiting a breakthrough that can end the pandemic, we can no longer take science for granted. And the global science community, for its part, has risen to the occasion in unprecedented ways, not only to develop vaccines, therapies, and diagnostics, but also to improve our understanding of the virus and the best strategies to protect ourselves. By Lars Heikensten, Marcia McNutt, and Johan Rockström.
Friday 16 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fresh local produce on display at ‘Atele Indoor Stadium marked World Food Day today, 16 October under the theme ‘Grow, nourish, sustain. Together. Our actions are our future’. Lord Tu'ilakepa said the current pandemic is starting to affect our food systems, which will lead to more poverty for mankind.
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Friday 16 October 2020

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New York Times: New Zealand’s popular prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, is expected to return to power in this week’s general election, with polls giving her Labour Party a comfortable double-digit lead over the more conservative National Party. Here’s how the campaign has played out, and what to watch for as the results come in Saturday. By Damien Cave.
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Friday 16 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In Tonga we loose more lives at sea than through natural disasters, 'Ofa Fa'anunu told maritime operators in Tongatapu and 'Eua on October 16, in a consultation workshop by the Tonga Meteorological Services, aimed to improve weather and radio services.
Friday 16 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A couple was arrested with 10.66 grams of methamphetamine ready for distribution at their home in Sopu on October 15.
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Friday 16 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The price of petrol, kerosene and diesel has decreased starting from today, 16 October, as approved by the Tonga Competent Authority for October – November.
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Friday 16 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations. Chinese President Xi Jinping and leaders from countries in the world, including the Tongan Prime Minister, Hon. Tu'i'onetoa, joined the high-level meeting to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the UN, the general debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly and some other important meetings virtually. By H.E. CAO Xiaolin, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Tonga
Friday 16 October 2020

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New York Times: The Great Barrier Reef, one of the Earth’s most precious habitats, lost half of its coral populations in the last quarter-century, a decline that researchers in Australia said would continue unless drastic action is taken to mitigate the effects of climate change. By Maria Cramer.
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Thursday 15 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Children from several kindergartens on Tongatapu celebrated Global Handwashing Day today, 15 October, under a theme “Hand Hygiene for All”. The day was introduced to reduce childhood mortality rates related respiratory and diarrhoeal diseases by a simple behavioural change - hand washing with soap.
Thursday 15 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A total of 93 people were issued with new infringement notices and penalties in Tongatapu mainly for speeding, in a one-week traffic operation by Tonga Police, between October 5-11.
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